Welcome to FNS/2019

The second international workshop on the Frontiers of Nanomechanical Systems (FNS/2019) will be held in Palm Springs, California from 10 to 14 February 2019.

Conference Sponsors:

Caltech, KNI, SFB 767, ARO, NSF, and TRF

Overview: International workshops on the frontiers of nanomechanical systems

Frontiers of Nanomechanical Systems workshops serve to bring together the international research community engaged in fundamental research on micro- and nano- electromechanical systems (MEMS & NEMS). These are “working” meetings intended to promote the cross-fertilization of ideas, approaches, and techniques in this rapidly-developing area. Nanomechanical systems have emerged as a versatile platform for fundamental science and applications; they are well-controlled, interrogatable, and well-characterized, and fill in the gap between the microscopic world of molecular vibrations and the world of macroscopic vibrational systems. The research frontiers they open lie at the interface between quantum & classical nonlinear dynamics and extend from condensed matter physics to statistical physics, many-body physics far from thermal equilibrium, and nanotechnology.

In February 2017, we organized the first international conference on the frontiers of nanomechanical systems. Held in the Italian Alps, FNS/2017 encompassed the breadth and the promise of the field, led to establishing a common language amongst participants, pointed to new research directions, and resulted in new collaborations. It succeeded in bringing together researchers from academia and industry and introduced young researchers to the global scientific community engaged in nanomechanics. (Details about the first workshop can be found at http://fns-conference.org.) The widely acclaimed success of this first meeting and the cross-disciplinary nature of the area has led us to work toward holding such meetings biennially. At the second FNS convergence this coming February, networking and open discourse will again be achieved through scientific talks, poster sessions, and informal discussions. Throughout its three and one-half days, FNS/2019 will comprise a single-session scientific program. We especially welcome graduate students and postdocs to become active participants in this workshop.

Event Details:

The second international workshop on the Frontiers of Nanomechanical Systems (FNS/2019) will be held from Sunday, February 10 to Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel in Palm Springs, California, USA. All talks will take place in a classroom setting; participation will be limited to approximately 100 attendees to keep the event highly interactive.

Agenda Overview:

The scientific program of FNS/2019 will include two poster sessions and fourteen oral sessions comprising ~40 speakers in total. The workshop will include seventeen 35m invited talks, seventeen 20m invited talks, and eight 20m contributed talks. For each presentation, 5m of discussion has been allocated. A diverse group of speakers from around the globe will be participating, including researchers from both academia and industry. FNS/2019 will highlight the work of younger researchers, along with presentations from established members of the community.

More detailed information can be found on our PROGRAM webpage.

Please be sure to register soon, to take advantage of our “early-bird” registration rates; these are offered until 15 October 2018. Please note that contributed talks will be selected from abstracts submitted on or before 15 Oct 2018.

Complete instructions are provided on our REGISTER/SUBMIT webpage.

FNS/2019 Workshop – Co-Chairs:

  • Mark Dykman, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Michigan State University
  • Michael Roukes, Frank J. Roshek Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, & Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology

FNS/2019 Workshops – International Organizing Committee:

  • Adrian Bachtold, Professor, ICFO Barcelona
  • Ho Bun Chan, Professor of Physics, HKUST Hong Kong
  • Mark Dykman, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Michigan State University
  • Fabio Pistolesi, Professor of Physics / CNRS Research Director, Université de Bordeaux
  • Michael Roukes, Frank J. Roshek Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, & Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology
  • Eva Weig, Professor of Physics, Universität Konstanz
  • Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Senior Distinguished Researcher / Group Leader, Physical Sciences Laboratory, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Kanagawa
organizing committee members